Norse mythology
(Large Print)

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Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2017.
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Large Print
Edition
Large Print edition.
Physical Desc
331 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9781410499493, 1410499499
Reading Level
MG+
Level 5.7, 8 Points
Lexile measure
830

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Having already appropriated Odin and Loki for his novel American Gods, Gaiman turns his restless imagination to a retelling of Norse folklore (a youthful interest of his). He begins by introducing us to the three main mythological figures: Odin, the highest and oldest of the gods; his son, Thor, who makes up in brawn what he lacks in brains; and Loki, offspring of giants and a wily trickster. In a series of stories, we learn how Thor acquired his famous hammer, Mjollnir, how Odin tricked a giant into building a wall around Asgard, the home of the gods, how Loki helped Thor retrieve his hammer from the ogre that had stolen it, and how a visit to the land of the giants resulted in the humbling of Thor and Loki. In most of the stories, a consistent dynamic rules as one god tries to get something over on another god, but novelist that he is, Gaiman also provides a dramatic continuity to these stories that takes us from the birth of the gods to their blood-soaked twilight. Employing dialogue that is anachronistically current in nature, Gaiman has great fun in bringing these gods down to a human level. Like John Gardner in Grendel, a classic retelling of Beowulf, and Philip Pullman in his rewriting of Hans Christian Andersen stories, Gaiman takes a well-worn subject and makes it his own.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gaiman, N. (2017). Norse mythology (Large Print edition.). Thorndike Press.

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Gaiman, Neil. 2017. Norse Mythology. Waterville: Thorndike Press.

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Gaiman, Neil. Norse Mythology Waterville: Thorndike Press, 2017.

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Gaiman, Neil. Norse Mythology Large Print edition., Thorndike Press, 2017.

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